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intelligence council predicts within the next 20 years china will overtake the u.s. as the world's largest economy and suggests asia in general will have more overall power than the u.s. and europe combined. but before we freak out and preemptively launch economic warfare to stay on top, our next guest says america stands to gain a lot from china's growth and china's leadership may be open to the type of reforms to strengthen our relationship. we have donald gross, he's author of "the china fallacy, how the u.s. can benefit of chi in's rise and avoid another cold war." donald, welcome. i have to say i've talked to both folks on both sides of this argument. i had a long conversation with governor jon huntsman who talked about china being very healthy and robust and our relationship very important, one of the most important in the world, in fact. i talked to gordon chang a number of time who is talked about china being well, pretty evil and collapsing and wanting tock an eminent threat to our country. who's right? >> well, i have to say that i strongly agree with governor huntsman. he was af
, for confidence in our political system, the u.s. credit rating was actually downgraded. it didn't seem to have that much of an impact on the economy. what can we expect if republicans do decide to use that same tactic again? >> oh, i think we can expect a real economic chaos. the reason why things worked out okay last night was because we actually increased the debt ceiling at the end of the day. the president has been very clear that he's not going to be manipulated like that this time, and i think the idea of holding this economy hostage like that, again, i've been emphasizing in all comments so far makes particularly no sense with the economy improving a he bit. remember, if you're a debt holder and you're holding u.s. debt and we default, i mean, imagine what that -- what kind of message that sends. what it does to interest rates. in my view fooling around with the debt ceiling is worse than the fiscal cliff. so you're sort of trading one monster for another. i think it would be, again, absolutely nuts to go there. >> peter, what do you think? >> oh, i don't agree. i think that the fiscal
five dates over his u.s. tour out of respect for the those lost in littleton. but the singer says artists like himself are not the ones to blame. >> though i disagree with michael moore on just about everything including the premise of his movie, on that point, i do agree and i think we have this conversation about the culture and his whole point in this was to say, well, if we're going to blame marilyn manson who the shooters liked, why not blame bowling. they did that that morning, as well. every time this happens we try to grapple with what we can do, how to make sense of it and we go to the culture and every time we just don't come up with satisfying answers so i understand the impulse but i just want to remind people that it's not a new debate about violence in our culture. we have it often and usually we come up empty. >> well, and there is a tendency i think for everybody to apply their pet, pet issue to what the problem is here and mike huckabee saying it's taking god out of the schools and people want to see it through the lens but i want to say i'm glad that we are havin
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something like 1/5 of their guns bought back over two years. 50 million guns in the u.s. does that solve the problem? no. does it show we can make a dent if we are serious? yes. two congress men introduced a gun buy back stimulus inspired i hope by my column. i wanted 100 billion a year. we are only off by an order of magnitude that is universe. >> is it something we can see republicans getting? >> it would address the question of if it was voluntary. you are not compelling people and say pay $2500 or $1500 for their assault rifle. if you top the do it, fine. have a race to the top on a gun buy back instead of buy states that fit their local gun culture and the feds would top it off. >> one thing we have to remember is it didn't actually ban anything. we didn't have an assault weapons ban. the thing with you right now, gun sales have rocketed upward in the wake of newtown, tennessee said gun purchases are an all time high and wal-mart sold out of sem automatics in five states. a leading bullet manufacturer said they sold three in three days and that benefits the nra because in many store
and professionally as soon as they got wind of the report. yet again i think the department and the u.s. government responded the way any u.s. government should have responded when they had that type of threat occur and where the attack had begun. no reason to question that aspect i suspect. >> thanks for joining us as always. up next more on all of this. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios >>> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> that of course secretary of state hillary clinton accepting blame and saying she accepts every one of the recommendations from the independent panel ask suggested her own additional changes as well. some think she will be the next president of the united states, but could this take the
-- take some of you power back. joining us is rick newman, chief business correspondent for "u.s. news & world report" and author of "rebounders." so tell us, what can the average person do to sort of thwart against the realities of the fiscal cliff? >> my first tip is just relax. it's not going to be armageddon right off the bat. i mean, it is worth pointing out we hear the humongous figures like $500 billion in tax increases and stuff like that. most of those will not affect people until it's time to fill out the tax returns and won't happen until 2014. say the tax rates go up, the government is not going to automatically withhold more money from the paycheck and the tax rates can be in effect for most of the year. we hope they're not but congress could rescind them toward the end of the year and one thing to affect you is the payroll tax cut, two percentage points and spoebed to be temporary anyway. >> rick, one of the suggestions that you have, turn off the tv until congress reaches a deal. the media will find little else to talk about. the endless chatter creates the mistaken impr
. if you look at the olympics, every single delegation had a woman on their team, and on the u.s. team for the first time ever women outnumbered men. we also had the pregnant sharpshooter, and we had woman's boxing for the first time ever at olympics. all these things gathered a lot of attention online. people were following the olympics really closely. as far as women in general, i do think -- if you look at the election, women's issues really were important this year to a lot of people. i think we're on the radar, which is very good. >> yeah. i mean, specifically speaking about women in the olympics, the number one viral photo was of one mckayla maroney that she's not impressed. we had a lot of fun with this in the office. why do you think that took off. >> look at athe picture. it's hilarious. i think what most people found so funny about that is she was being a teenager. it was like a typical teenager's reaction, you know. it was that scowl. there she is getting a medal. just a medal. it was hilarious. i'm not surprised. one thing surprising about it she garnered more searches than
and there were more swing districts and house races, more swing states on u.s. ballot for senate there would be more political inacceptive for republicans to feel as if, you know, they have a losing happened right now, they better cut their losses, cut it cut the best deal they can with the president, go home. their incentive may be not to do that and that is something that republicans privately are trying to at the time white house, really talking past each other, yes the president has the national sort of voters, the national mood on his side, but the people that are electing these guys to congress and the ones up for re-election, mitch mcconnell, a state like ken keep, the president won four counties. what insensitive does he have? he will not be rewarded for compromising too much with the president. >> chuck that's really interesting. like at your poll, you asking foam define the gop, they say bad, weak, negative, broken, lost, think about the tax issue, susan rice you can the right to work issue, it appears the gop didn't learn anything in the election, still want to be the anti-governm
international markets and u.s. markets say you have to do something but they're not talking so a lot going on with no discussions between the white house and the speaker's office. >> excellent. >> washington, d.c. at work. >> well, i do want to go off the cliff. not nobody. >> you're on tv and not the halls in congress here. you have much more of a voice there. you can have more of an opportunity to shape the discussions. >> sometimes things work out the way they're supposed to. go, wiz. >> can you say that? >> we'll bring in dana mill bank. you heard from luke said there. what's going on in the republican caucus right now? we had all the stories of john boehner, how he had eric cantor backing him now, he has the caucus under control. they were chastened by the electoral results. now it looks like we're having a replay of 2011. the president gave pretty significant concessions here. i have to say social security benefit cuts are very hard for a lot of democrats, myself included, to swallow and yet it looks like boehner still can't get the caucus to come along. so, what's going on there wit
, of a debt ceiling, you know, defaulting on u.s. debt, it takes the really dramatic things to force action but it gets back to the issue of where are the power levers and the forcing mechanisms to make the government deal with the deficit? that's not coming from the markets. the bond market is saying here's the money you want and we're kind of creating these things out of nowhere to force us to deal with the long-term deficit problem but the short term markets aren't doing it. >> neil, talk about these markets you speak of. i want to play a clip of maria the other day. >> the markets right now are expecting a deal. the markets have been trading fine. if we don't gate deal, we are going to see a sizable decline in stocks. we are going to get a big disappointment. >> markets will be disappointed. the markets have expectations. who is this mr. markets that is endowed with the personality anç expectations and is this monolithic creature that will respond to, you know, what's going on in washington? are we giving the markets a little bit too much personality here? >> well, yeah. i mean, obviou
women in the u.s. senate, one democrat and one republican. i think the number is now 20 after these elections. >> right. >> the interesting thing is there's a real partisan split there. there's like 16/4 democrat and republican. you look at that in the house and the lack of women chairing committees. i wonder if you can indict the republican party over that lack of progress, but i also wonder does that create an opportunity, a particular opportunity for female republicans in the next few years as the party kind of tries to rebrand itself? do you think they'll go out of their way to promote women for the senate or in new positions in the house committee chairs the next time they give out assignments? >> they should. actually, they lost women voters. one of the ways to get women voters and have them pay attention is to nominate more women candidates. the problem for republicans is it's hard to get out of their primaries. they're very viable in the general elections, but the tea party and the born-again christian conservatives have traditionally not voted very much for women cand
is serotonin optimist that we are entering a bad period for the u.s. and unless our folks coming to and get their act together. >> a lot of energy and time devoted to an artificially created crisis. matt miller, thanks for joining us. next, have you sent your holiday cards yet? if not, you are not alone. why more americans are taking a pass on this tradition. you ever notice that some people just have a knack for giving the perfect gift? they put real thought into it. and find just... the right...thing. how do they do that? more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. pick up a ridgid jobmax multi-tool starter kit and get a free head attachment. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we
will be immediate. federal unemployment benefits automatically stop for 2 million people and impact all u.s. workers on the payroll tax and rate for social security at 4.2% reversing to 6.2% and extra $1,600 most americans won't see or $136 a month starting with first the paycheck of 2013. happy new year, everyone. even if congress strikes a deal don't expect the cash to come back. they'll likely let the payroll tax cut expire. legal ger joe gallagher joins u. there's a real issue here going away but i think the bottom line is whether there's a deal the next few days, in the first few weeks of 2013, that's gone. we have to reconcile ourselves to. but to ask about, we can put a big price tag out there but a lot of stuff i think it's fair to say is not going to end up impacting people. the vast majority of the bush tax cuts extended for everyone it seems in the alternative median tax and fix every year and probably fixed, too. what are we really talking about here in terms of the cost for people? >> it is true, steve. if there's a deal many of the changes will be small, especially -- i mean, the one t
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